The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Ensures facility is in compliance with regulatory requirements relating to staff credentialing and education. Provides services associated with ongoing professional development of staff at the facility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for infection control surveillance, outbreak control, staff education on infection prevention/control, staff skills checks/demonstration competencies, process measures, resident/employee health (i.e. vaccinations, TB skin tests) and coordinate with central supply designee to ensure facility management and availability of supplies for staff.
Maintain system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable disease for residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services under arrangement based upon its facility and resident assessments that is reviewed and updated annually.
Conducts new employee orientation and coordinates competency completion.
IPCO must be and active member of committee for infection control and work with infection control multi-disciplinary team on performance improvement program (PIP) committee.
Complete an infection control risk assessment annually.
Ensures for or delivers annual mandatory and continuous education for staff using internal or external resources according to state and federal regulations and company policy.
Teaches certain in-house courses, such as the NA training program, special care unit training, etc.
Coordinates employee health program (immunizations, flu shots, physical exams, etc.)
Monitors and ensures current licensure and certifications of facility staff.
Maintains employee education, training and health files.
May assist in the screening and hiring of nursing staff.
Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
One to three (1-3) years experience in health care field, teaching, or training and development.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee will occasionally lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Employee may occasionally be exposed to blood or other body fluids. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Adheres to and oversees communication of privacy guidelines relative to the confidentiality of residents' protected health information. Participates in (or conducts) company-sponsored training to safeguard against improper use and disclosure of such information. Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies.